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by TazziRN TazziRN, RN (Member) Member

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I'm having a negative moment. My recruiter (who also does the background checks for prospective employers) has gotten back three of the seven reference requests she sent out. So far they've been glowing. I know there's no reason to think I might not get this job but all of a sudden I'm really nervous. If I don't get it there is nothing else in this area I'm qualified for, because they all ask for advanced degrees or prior experience, and although there is an ER opening in the next county, I really don't want to go back to the ER if I can help it.

Somebody slap some sense into me, please!

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think good postive throughts if someone is slow to respond give them a call it may be a procarstion thing, maybe someone new is working there that doesn't know you and maybe you can get in touch with old person who will write a glowing report that might tip the scales in your direction

good luck

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No, it's not the lack of responses, they've only just started coming back. It's more that things are finally starting to move and an "ohmyGodwhatifitdoesn'tworkandtheydon'twantmeandIdon'tgetthejob"-type feeling.

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MrChicagoRN has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care.

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Relax.

That's normal anticapatory anxiety.

Went through much the same after having to seek a new employer after 17 years.

I start next week, and in he back of my mind, "am I making the right choice, should I have looked longer, bargained harder?" "What if I don't work out?"

The last question popped up when I transferred into something new 3 1/2 years ago. It all went fine.

You'll be fine

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SharonH, RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Geriatrics.

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Seven reference requests??? Isn't that a bit excessive? I've never had to provide more than 3. But you really shouldn't worry. They don't bother checking references unless they are really serious about a candidate and so it is nerve-wracking but the chances are great that things will work about you.

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Because of the reasons of how/why I left my last job, and because I have action against my license for chemical dependency (sober 13 years), they asked for more than the usual 3. She contacted all 7 on my list that I provided and said she'll be satisfied with 5 returns.

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Tazzi, I do not know you but only from what I read on here. You seem to be someone who would be an asset to any health care facility. Everything is going to work out for you. You are going to get the job that is intended for you. Relax and enjoy!! Good luck and keep us all posted on how things are going et what you find out.:icon_hug:

Leslie

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GingerSue has 20 years experience.

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it's the uncertainty and waiting.

think of what is good so far - already 3 of your references have responded.

Sounds like she is interested in you.

keep an open mind.

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nuangel1 has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CT ,ICU,CCU,Tele,ED,Hospice.

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relax i too feel from reading your responses here you would be an asset.congrats on 13 yrs of sobriety and 19 yrs as a nurse.thats a terrific accomplishment .you have received 3 glowing references you will do fine .i wish you all the best.

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texas_lvn specializes in Med/Surg, ER and ICU!!!.

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Tazzi...........slap, slap, slap, slap...did the sence get to ya yet. It is just that right now, things are gooding good, and at any moment something might happen. you have 3 good references, and 5 would benefit you. you have like a great chance of getting 2 more good references. {{{{Tazzi}}}}}

Good luck

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